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CT10 Parochial Charities

Helping the people of Broadstairs & St Peter's since 1485

Do you live in the CT10 postcode area and need some support? The CT10 Parochial Charities will consider financial help for anyone who lives within the postcode area who is in need and doesn’t qualify for assistance from any other agency.

Contact us in confidence on ct10charities@mail.com or 01843 604467.

History

Our history began with a bequest to the Vicar of St.Peter's Church from Richard Culmer in 1485. His will left 6 acres of farmland in the centre of what we now know as Broadstairs town centre. This includes the land between Vere Road, Alexandra Road and the Pathway.

This was farmland and the income was to be used to relieve poverty and help the poor and needy.This land is to produce an income for the charity and the trustees have a duty to obtain the best result under Charity Commission regulations. Part of this area now known as Culmer's Amenity Land is leased to the town council until 2031.

In 1726 Hannah Taddy left 4 acres in St.Peter's also to the church with similar aims. This is the land between Grafton Road and Reading Street Road.

Both parcels of land are now non-statutory allotments and bring in a regular income from rents.

These bequests were made before our modern welfare state and without help from the church many would have struggled to survive.

We Were Needed Then And We Are Still Needed Now

Five other small charities were placed under the umbrella of what is known now as CT10 Parochial Charities but the main endowment is from the estate of Richard Culmer.

Image of St. Peter's church, St. Peter's Image of Taddy's sign, Reading Street

Trustees

The Vicar and church wardens of St. Peter-in Thanet, the Rector and church wardens from Holy Trinity and the Vicar and churchwardens of St. Andrew's.

In addition, four are appointed by Broadstairs and St Peter's Town Council and two others are co-opted.

Image of Holy Trinity church, Broadstairs

Who Do We Help?

Image of Viking Bay, Broadstairs looking south

Apart from our allotments helping people grow fruit, flowers and vegetables we help a wide range of residents across Broadstairs and St. Peter's.

Anyone with a CT10 postcode can apply for help in the form of a grant provided no other help is available from other agencies.

We work with organisations like schools, Kent Social Services, QEQM, the GAP Project, Home Start Thanet, local councillors and our churches giving financial support and grants depending on circumstances.

Who Have We Helped?

  • Helping buy school uniform
  • Paying for a bicycle to be repaired so someone could get to work
  • Funding a new fridge when the other one couldn't be fixed
  • Paying travel costs to help someone start a new job
  • Giving grants to local organisations that work with the disabled, the homeless, children and young people
  • Funding a family event promoting an active lifestyle
  • Helping an organisation promoting healthy eating
  • Buying beds and household items for a family housed after being homeless
  • Paying for large household items to be collected by the council
  • Giving help to buy a replacement mobility scooter
  • Granting cash for emergencies
  • Paying for a respite care holiday for a severely-disabled person without family
Image of Viking Bay, Broadstairs looking north

We visit all those we help to discuss how we can see life somewhat easier and take some of the burden off them.

We comply with GDPR regulations and all help to individuals is confidential.

Image of St Andrew's church, Reading Street

Contact Us

The CT10 Parochial Charities will consider financial help for anyone who lives within the postcode area who is in need and doesn’t qualify for assistance from any other agency.

Contact us in confidence on ct10charities@mail.com or 01843 604467.

We comply with GDPR regulations and all help to individuals is confidential.